Proposal to deprecate CID

Adam Jackson ajax at
Mon Nov 13 12:56:16 PST 2006

On Thursday 09 November 2006 04:47, Daniel Stone wrote:
> Hi,
> Per bug #5553[0], I'd like to see if there's any way we could manage to
> remove CID support from libXfont, and also mkcfm.  Distributing CID
> support, as mentioned there, has made both Debian, and the lawyer at
> work, quite unhappy for the indemnification clause, and for the
> 'important legal notice' bit, which seems to place a
> very-hard-to-follow, BSD-with-advertising-clause-alike, restriction on
> redistribution.
> Is there anyone out there who still uses CID?  I couldn't find any CID
> fonts in Debian[1], and I don't know that it's support we still need to
> be shipping, given the legal caveats.  If there are no objections, I'll
> push the code removal through for 7.3.

+1 from me, no interest in CID support in Fedora or RHEL.

- ajax
-------------- next part --------------
A non-text attachment was scrubbed...
Name: not available
Type: application/pgp-signature
Size: 189 bytes
Desc: not available
URL: <>

More information about the xorg mailing list